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Our Favorite Energy Ball Snack for Kids

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Between meals my kids stomachs seem be be bottomless pits. No matter how much food they’ve eaten at lunch, they are insistent that they are “starving” and must have a snack. One snack turns to two and they end up wanting to graze all day long. I am always looking for new snack recipes that help sustain my kids, give them energy, and of course that taste delicious. I try to stay away from processed, sugar rich snacks that provide a rush of energy, but then cause them to burn out. These two energy ball recipes are packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats, and my kids can’t get enough of them! We make two different kinds, but in either recipe you could substitute a different type of nut butter or nut butter alternative.

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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Cake - Halloween Treat!

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treat for Halloween

It’s that time of year again, costumes are being made, large bags of candy stashed (and occasionally stolen) from the cupboard, and spider webs and ghosts span the length of our patio. When I saw the pumpkin puree cans lining the aisles at the grocery store, I decided to try out my friend’s pumpkin rice krispie recipe, which turned out to be simple and delicious!

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Homemade Granola Bars

DIY Homemade Granola Bars

School is back in session and if your kids are anything like mine, they come home hungry and wanting to eat everything in the fridge. These homemade granola bars are a wonderful after school treat that will give them that energy boost they need to get through the rest of the afternoon. They have no preservatives and less sugar than store bought granola bars, plus it’s fun and easy to make with your kids.

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Homemade Baby Food - The Supplies

How to Make Baby Food

If your baby is ready for real food, here are some of the basic supplies you’ll need to make homemade, healthy baby food.

I make my pureed baby food on the weekend and then freeze in ice cube trays for easy portions during the week at daycare. The baby blender is optional, but the reason I really like it is because it’s smaller than normal blenders and easier to wash.

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Vanilla Steamer Rainy Day Recipes for Kids

I have my warm drink….what about the kids?

It’s been a cold, rainy week in Southern California. Time to rummage for raincoats in the back of the closet and attempt to squeeze into last year’s rain boots. Rainy days are the perfect excuse to stay home and have a quiet day, which for me, never ends up being as quiet as I’d hope! 

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